Lest We Forget
Posted on November 09, 2015
Canadians recognize Remembrance Day, originally called Armistice Day, every 11 November at 11 a.m. It marks the end of hostilities during the First World War and an opportunity to recall all those who have served in the nation’s defence.
My sincere gratitude to all the brave men and women that served and currently serve with our armed forces including my father, a veteran of WWII. And a special thanks for the many that made the ultimate sacrifice so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.
By Helen Gardner
In Flanders field the poppies grow,
For the reason we all should know.
Standing proud and tall as can be,
Its glory and beauty we all can see.
Remembering the men who saved us all,
Their bravery and honour we all may recall.
A symbol of courage we shall never forget,
For the men who died in the war they met.
They gave up their lives to save the rest,
Although they died, they did their best.
To the bravest of all man and your respected ranks,
We look up to you always and give you thanks.